Illinois State Police
Illinois State Police have joined the probe into the murder of a 43-year-old Pontoon Beach man who apparently was shot in the head while riding his motorcycle.
Illinois State Police say they have a 23-year-old male suspect in custody
The goal is to prevent highway deaths in the state, which now stand at about 245 for the year.
Two Illinois State Patrol Firearms instructors are being forced to stop teaching after they gave almost 100 students certificates who had not earned them.
The mother of a 7-year-old Illinois girl who authorities say was stabbed to death by her uncle was sentenced to 120 days in jail.
However, it could be months before applicants are allowed to actually carry the firearms.
A cell phone call could be costly for some Illinois drivers this New Year. Fines are up to a judge but can range from $60 to $140.
Permit applications will be available online January 5, 2014.
With the New Year comes Illinois’ new ban on using hand-held electronic devices behind the wheel.
Illinois State Police expect their website will be used to process more than 400,000 applications next year.